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JEWELLERY MAKING TASTER: MAKE A RING AND PAIR OF EARRINGS (HAND-MADE CHRISTMAS)

Just in time for Christmas, join us for this 2 day jewellery making taster to make a silver ring and pair of earrings. Learn how we cut, texture, file and shape silver to make beautiful jewellery.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 2 days
  • Study mode: Full time
Decorative Hand Engraving for jewellers and silversmiths

On this course we will introduce you to one of the oldest jewellery making techniques – hand engraving. It requires the use of a graver to cut grooves into metal in order to create a beautiful design.

  • Study level: Multiple levels
  • Duration of training: 2 days
  • Study mode: Weekend
Introduction to Experimental Enamelling Techniques for Jewellery

Vitreous enamelling is the process of applying thin coats of finely ground glass to a metal. When heated to a high temperature in a kiln, the glass melts and fuses to the metal.

  • Study level: Multiple levels
  • Duration of training: 2 days
  • Study mode: Weekend
GEMMILICIOUS! ONE-DAY WORKSHOP SERIES IN GEMMOLOGY AND STONE SETTING

Gemmilicious - series of 5 x one day workshops in gemmology and stone setting. Do you know your Emeralds from your Agates? Can you tell the difference between Ruby and Pink Tourmaline? How many colours do Sapphires come in? Did you know you can identify a Diamond from a Cubic Zirconium with only a pen to aid you? Are you ready to learn some gemmology and stone setting techniques? On each of our 5 one day courses you’ll have an opportunity to use a range of professional gemstone identification equipment, and we’ll also introduce you to some trade tricks and lo-tech methods to examine and identify a wide selection of stones in hues from crystal-white to clear pastels, greens, blues to purple shades and pink to reds, orange and brown.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 5 days
  • Study mode: Part time day
Casting Techniques for Jewellery

This weekend course introduces numerous home-studio casting techniques for jewellery and other small accessories. Casting techniques – an exciting opportunity to experiment with a variety of approaches to casting, exploring cuttlefish casting, delft sand casting, balsa and plywood mould making.

  • Study level: Multiple levels
  • Duration of training: 2 days
  • Study mode: Full time
DESIGN AND MAKE A SILVER RING (SW12) Beginners jewellery course

On this course you will design and make a silver ring over a weekend. You will learn how to size a ring, be able to experiment with hammering techniques and practice cutting intricate patterns.

  • Study level: Multiple levels
  • Duration of training: 2 days
  • Study mode: Full time
MAKE 2 DECORATIVE HOLLOW PENDANTS. (6Week)

On this beginners jewellery course we present you with a series of fun set projects that encourage you to explore and experiment with forming and texturing techniques for making pendants, beads and other hollow forms (eg boxes, clasps). Learn how to cut, fold and stretch metal.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 6 weeks
  • Study mode: Part time evening
Fabric and Metal Jewellery – Textilize your designs

If you love the softness of silk, delicacy of lace, intensity of leather or the natural look of cotton, and want to incorporate these qualities into your designs to create fabric and metal jewellery, this course is for you! Combining textiles with metal elements can give permanence to the etherial qualities of fabric, and we will explore a number of ways to draw contrasting elements together using a variety of joining methods including cold connections like riveting, screw threading and weaving. Exploring the characteristics of materials (resistance, colourfastness, water resistance, stretch, thickness, composition, stiffness), this knowledge will assist you to design unique metal structures – and appropriate connection methods- to accommodate the fabric.

  • Study level: Multiple levels
  • Duration of training: 2 days
  • Study mode: Weekend
3 WAYS TO MAKE A SILVER RING: Beginners jewellery making course (Evening, Wed)

This is a fantastic introduction to jewellery making! We’ll show you 3 ways to make a silver ring. In the process you will explore how to texture cut, bend, shape, solder and manipulate metal using traditional jewellery tools and techniques.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 6 weeks
  • Study mode: Part time evening
ADVANCED JEWELLERY MAKING – BEAD AND PAVE SETTING

On this course we will introduce you to two advanced jewellery making techniques: bead setting and pave. Both are advanced stone setting techniques that are frequently used in fine jewellery making.

  • Study level: Advanced
  • Duration of training: 2 days
  • Study mode: Weekend
JEWELLERY INLAY TECHNIQUES WITH CRUSHED STONE

This weekend course introduces students to the exciting art of inlaying crushed stones into silver collets of various shapes. Traditional in Central and South America, this process will allow you to create beautiful silver jewellery of rich and intense colours.

  • Study level: Multiple levels
  • Duration of training: 2 days
  • Study mode: Weekend
Casting Techniques for Jewellery : 2 Day Course

This 2 day course introduces students to a range of home-studio casting techniques for jewellery and other small accessories. Experiment with a variety of approaches to casting, exploring cuttlefish casting, delft sand casting, plywood and silicone mould making.

  • Study level: Multiple levels
  • Duration of training: 2 days
  • Study mode: Full time
CHAIN MAKING AND OTHER MOVEABLE JOINTS

Experiment with new ways to make chains, and explore how to make rivets, links and screws to join elements together in your jewellery designs. Add creative chain making to your repertoire of techniques.

  • Study level: Advanced
  • Duration of training: 6 weeks
  • Study mode: Part time evening
WAX CARVING FOR CASTING SILVER JEWELLERY

This 6 week course introduces you to the processes of working with wax as a medium for making silver jewellery. You will explore wax carving techniques to create models suitable for the lost wax casting process.

  • Study level: Intermediate
  • Duration of training: 6 weeks
  • Study mode: Part time evening
Etching Techniques for Jewellery

On this course you will be introduced to etching techniques for jewellery and their application, especially in relation to pattern-making and texturing. We will discuss the pros and cons of various mordants and resists, and the associated health and safety issues relating to their usage.

  • Study level: Multiple levels
  • Duration of training: 2 days
  • Study mode: Weekend
  • Timetable: Saturday and Sunday
ETCHING TECHNIQUES FOR JEWELLERY (A25)

On this 6 week jewellery course you will explore etching techniques for jewellery, gaining an understanding of various approaches and their related applications, especially in relation to pattern-making and texturing. Learn about the range of mordants and resists, and the associated health and safety issues relating to their usage.

  • Study level: Advanced
  • Duration of training: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Part time evening | Part time day
DESIGN AND MAKE A STONE SET SILVER CHARM

Learn how to set stones for silver jewellery. Take the 6 Week course to explore core silver jewellery making techniques, and to design and make a stone set silver charm; choose a stone from our selection of bright and colourful semi precious gems.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 6 weeks
  • Study mode: Part time evening
CHAIN MAKING AND OTHER MOVEABLE JOINTS

Experiment with new ways to make chains, and explore how to make rivets, links and screws to join elements together in your jewellery designs. Add creative chain making to your repertoire of techniques.

  • Study level: Advanced
  • Duration of training: 6 weeks
  • Study mode: Part time evening
Design and Make a Pendant with a Stone Beginners jewellery course.

Experiment with texturing and basic forming techniques, and using your experiences you will then design a pendant that includes a semi-precious stone of your choice. You will then learn how to make a setting for the stone and how to complete the piece with a bail or a jump ring so you can wear it home.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 2 days
  • Study mode: Weekend
HINGES, CLASPS AND CONNECTIONS; DESIGN AND MAKE A LOCKET

Intermediate jewellery course: Explore ways to connect elements together, especially in relation to hinges and clasps. 6 week course, with an extended 10 week course option to also design and make a locket, box or bottle to wear.

  • Study level: Intermediate
  • Duration of training: 6 weeks
  • Study mode: Part time evening
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